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New Sturgeon WTBR Show Shelved Amidst Complaints

So, is that "wow" good or bad?  (May 30, 2012 | post #2)

Pittsfield, MA

'The site has blocked you from posting new comments.' -- ...

Disqus never remembers that I'd already set up an account when they first connected to the Berkshire Eagle. Got tired of having to re-register every time I wanted to make a comment, and I don't want it linked to my Facebook account, so I just quit trying.  (Mar 13, 2011 | post #4)

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Candidatea s past haunts

"Who wants another millionaire that inherited his business from his father?" Why would this be an issue? I would imagine that a a good number of people who have inherited a family business. "What a lowlife for trying to blame others for his failure." I didn't get that from the article. It sounded like he was speculating who could have recirculated the old articles to news outlets but I didn't see where he blamed specific people for his past. If the information presented is correct, his more serious offenses happened more than 15 years ago. Have Dalton residents had an issue with him during his time as selectman? I don't know this man and only learned of this issue from Saturday's paper, but it would seem that it would've come up at some point yet they still took a chance on him. If they had misgivings wouldn't he have been voted out by now? I know people who've had pasts similar to this man. They've done remarkably well turning their lives around. You might even encounter them on a regular basis. How long must someone be vilified for their past?  (Aug 22, 2010 | post #6)

Berkshire Eagle

North Adams Magazine recants a 96 slur on city

I did look at the original article which is why I stated that the headline is misleading; that it was Yankee Magazine, not North Adams Magazine (does North Adams have a magazine?) :-)  (Aug 22, 2010 | post #6)

Berkshire Eagle

North Adams Magazine recants a 96 slur on city

This headline is misleading. Yankee Magazine isn't a North Adams Magazine, it's regional, based in New Hampshire.  (Aug 21, 2010 | post #2)

Berkshire Eagle

Candy store owner targeted

Someone went to a lot of trouble, and expense, to have these stupid t-shirts & stickers printed up. As another poster mentioned, who's next? Why not McDonalds or Burger King? Or the parents who neglected their kids' dental hygiene (what, no toothbrushes/tooth paste in that household?) Or the places that sell the video games and computers that most of these obese kids are parked at for hours at a time. Of all the ills our communities are struggling with, a candy shop is selected as the target. Be a parent to your children instead of demonizing others because you lost control.  (Jul 17, 2010 | post #8)

Berkshire Eagle

Go shopping without pets

But is your human allowed to take you into every establishment they go to? Most are not pet friendly.  (Jun 28, 2010 | post #3)

Berkshire Eagle

Brien, union remain at odds

If I may respond, you are incorrect. I'm a clinician there as well and did not vote for the union. Nor did I support a strike. I'm aware of others who didn't vote for it as well. I'm aware of the paperwork problems (which, if you recall, Mass Health demanded we switch to in order to make chart audits easier for them)but, for sake of argument, which "management " are you referring to when you state they can't complete paperwork? The supervisory staff? I know my supervisor is able to complete hers and she's not making that much more money. The administrators? Since when did they ever do the intake paperwork? My caseload is as overloaded as the next persons but I fail to see how a union is going to help that. Hire more clinicians? Where are they going to go? There are no spaces to put them in. Oddly, nobody spoke of having a union when Marge Cohan was talking about docking clinicians' pay if they didn't make productivity. There was a lot of anxiety around that until the new CEO had taken over and dropped that plan.  (Jun 27, 2010 | post #11)

Berkshire Eagle

Brien, union remain at odds

There was a large number of clincians who did not want a union. The greater number of people voting for the union were the direct care workers and office staff.  (Jun 26, 2010 | post #9)

Berkshire Eagle

Local group fights prescription pill abuse

Chances are he blew through his prescription then started buying his medication on the street until he could get his prescription filled again. That's what usually happens when people are abusing prescription meds.  (Jun 13, 2010 | post #32)

Berkshire Eagle

Carousel merits a central location

From the letter: "...This Carousel should be located in a central area, easily accessible, in order to be enjoyed by the maximum number of people of all ages, both residents and visitors. There is no conflict with any other proposed purpose for the Common. The Berkshire Carousel will provide an additional cultural, artistic, joyous center for all. The Carousel will be housed in an attractive year-round enclosure, complete with restrooms and snack bar, and will be handicapped accessible. This is far from being an "amusement " park." Just how big is this thing? I watched both of the televised Common discussions and don't remember restrooms (other than the ones already in place on the Common)and a snack bar being part of the Carousel discussion. It may merit a central location but is the Common really the best location for it? From the letter: "One has only to visit any one of the carousels located on city or state properties from as diverse communities as Hartford, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Missoula, Montana and as close as Holyoke, to see the benefits they bring to their cities and their residents." How many of these are in a predominantly residential area? And what, exactly, are the benefits these other carousels have brought to their respective areas?  (May 14, 2010 | post #5)

Berkshire Eagle

SIOGA vandalized again

Forget the world. We have many angry, hateful people in this city. I agree with the individual who posted upthread who suggested setting up a video camera.  (May 13, 2010 | post #8)

Berkshire Eagle

Grant to fund housing revival n The City Council votes to...

Just curious where you found that Pittsfield has the highest amount of section 8 vouchers in the state. The data I found showed that the Boston/Cambridge/Q uincy had the greatest percentage at 55.8%. Berkshire County had 0.4% with Pittsfield at 0.2% of that. http://www.chapa.o rg/files/f_1245275 008MRVPreportJune0 9FINAL.pdf (page 7) Is there another source out there that provides different information?  (May 12, 2010 | post #7)

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Chimpanzee attack victim moved to Mass.

What an ignorant thing to say. She didn't own the chimp who mauled her, a friend of hers was the owner. Her injuries were/are horrific.  (May 8, 2010 | post #6)

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Common carousel a long-term plus

I was wondering the same thing. I agreed when someone stated that it wouldn't be a good spot for HS football but it seemed to be just right for the kids. I watched the unveiling of the plans on television and I don't remember anything being said about sports except possible placement of the basketball court(s).  (Apr 30, 2010 | post #18)

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